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ASTC 2018 - Local Attractions for Conference Attendees

CTCC CTSC Hartford view 177While you are in Hartford, you may want to see some of our local attractions.

The Connecticut Convention Center is connected to the Connecticut Science Center via the Marriott hotel and is located directly across from the Front Street District offering dining, night life & more. 

Your 2018 ASTC Annual Conference Hosts at the Connecticut Science Center have been planning an exciting variety of special events, tours and adventures for you from the time you arrive and throughout the conference. As the Connecticut Science Center is a valued contributor to our community, the State of Connecticut and the City of Hartford are proud to have this prestigious institution in our capital city.   

  • The Connecticut Science Center is a nine-story museum located on the Connecticut River in Hartford, Connecticut designed by César Pelli & Associates. It opened on June 12, 2009. The building has a total of 154,000 square feet including 40,000 square feet of interactive exhibits consisting of videos, audios, visuals, tactile components, programs, and live demonstrations, including the new Butterfly Encounter.
  • The Connecticut Science Center is Connecticut's premier destination for informal science learning, and is well on its way to becoming the state's foremost Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) resource.

Explore Hartford - In the convention center lobby, attendees can snap a picture of the screen with the Explore Hartford logo and date on it and then display that picture around downtown Hartford at the participating restaurants and attractions. Click here to learn more about the Explore Hartford discount program.

Explore Connecticut - the Gateway to New England

Connecticut is a small state, less than 2 hours border to border, but full of heritage and history. There are plenty of exciting tours and venues that offer a slice of New England for you. Autumn is a beautiful time of the year to visit Connecticut. Stay an extra few days and enjoy our spectacular Fall Foliage!

For an idea of other exciting adventures in Connecticut or the region click here: http://www.ctvisit.com/experiences

 The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as "New England's Great State fair". It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the seventh-largest fair in the nation. September 14- 30 West Springfield, MA  just 20-25 minutes north of Hartford 

Here are a few of our local favorites:

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Connecticut Science Center

250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-SCI-ENCE
Fax: 860-727-0850
Region: Hartford County

Foxwoods Resort Casino

350 Trolley Line Boulevard
Mashantucket, CT 06339
Phone: 860-312-4238
Toll Free: 800-488-7777
Fax: 860-312-4089
Region: Mystic Country

Goodspeed Musicals

6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
Phone: 860-873-8668
Fax: 860-873-2329
Region: Middlesex County

Goodwin Park Golf Course

1130 Maple Ave
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: 860-543-8518
Region: Hartford County

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860-522-9258
Fax: 860-522-3259
Region: Hartford County

Hartford Stage

50 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-525-5601
Fax: 860-244-0183
Region: Hartford County

Hartford Yard Goats

1214 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-246-4628
Region: Hartford County

Lady Katharine Cruises

1 Railroad Ave
Essex, CT 06426
Phone: 860-767-0103
Fax: 860-395-0258
Region: Hartford County

Maritime Aquarium

10 N. Water St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone: 203-852-0700
Region: Fairfield County

Mark Twain House & Museum

351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860-247-0998
Fax: 860-246-1557
Region: Hartford County

Mohegan Sun

1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
Uncasville, CT 06382
Phone: 877-204-7100
Fax: 860-862-7155
Region: Mystic Country

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-987-6000
Fax: 860-987-6002
Region: Hartford County

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-278-2670
Fax: 860-527-0830
Region: Hartford County